Construction of Wind Farm Begins in Johnston, RI

Johnston wind farm assembly in process

Green Development LLC, a renewable energy solutions firm located in North Kingstown, RI, has begun work on a seven-turbine, 21-megawatt onshore wind farm in Johnston, RI. The company also owns a 10-turbine, 15-megawatt wind farm in Coventry, RI and 1.5-megawatt turbines in North Kingstown and Portsmouth.

The $100-million wind farm will be located near Johnston’s Central Landfill along Plainfield Pike and Shun Pike. The new 3-megawatt VENSYS direct-drive turbines will each stand 519 feet tall. Green Development will operate the turbines following construction.

Green Development teamed up with HB Welding Inc., Bay Crane Northeast, Consolidated Concrete Corp., Mass Electric Construction Co., Waterson Terminal Services LLC, DiPrete Engineering and Vensys Energy Inc., to design and construct the site. DiPrete Engineering handled the civil site design and local permitting, site boundary surveys, and title review work.

“We’re honored to be part of another project that supports the development of wind power in Rhode Island,” said Bob Babcock, Survey Department Manager at DiPrete Engineering. “It’s great to see our state remain at the forefront of renewable energy projects.”

The Johnston-based turbines will be fully operational by the year’s end.